The stock market has gone wobbly again with more dire headlines about quarterly losses and worries over the state of the global economy. But how much has really changed in the past few months? Not much. Our knowledge of the world is pretty much the same. The U.S. economy is still in better shape … Continue reading Why You’re Crazy To Panic When The Stock Market Drops
Carlo Allegri/Reuters Photo This may be a happy new year for the US economy with growth accelerating in 2014. A better jobs market, lower unemployment, gains for manufacturers and more improvement for housing are all in the cards. Stock market averages begin 2014 at record highs. The broad-based S&P 500 – the benchmark for many … Continue reading My 2014 Economic Forecast: More Improvement, but Flat Living Standards
Are your ready for this? On Wall Street at least outsiders are beating the fat cats. Yup. The kind of humble low-fee mutual fund that all savers have access to may be the best place to watch your money grow. Most index funds easily outperform expensive, exclusive hedge funds. And they have been doing so … Continue reading Why Wall Street Fat Cats Don’t Always Win
What's really fun about following the stock market is watching what a wild, emotional, fascinating and utterly human place it is. Almost every day I'm tempted to change my mind about where a business or even the market itself is heading next. I am not alone. The exciting launch of the Twitter IPO is the … Continue reading Twitter IPO – Don’t Tell Me You Know What This Stock Is Worth!
If there is one really important thing that I've learned in more than 25 years of Wall Street and business reporting it's what I don't know. I haven't got a clue where the stock market is going next. And despite all the outrageous claims made by investment professionals neither has anyone else. Now I've got … Continue reading Hey! I’ve Got A Great Stock Market Investment Tip For You